AARP
3.3 of 5 128 reviews
www.aarp.org Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Running around doing nothing.

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

ProsThe benefits package is comparable to other large organizations. Very metro accessible, Nice offices.

ConsManagers do not seem to know anything about the jobs their staff's do. Raises and promotions are given out to people that are friends with management. The organization reorganizes every year as a way to legally cut staff without firing them. Most staff is required to reapply for their jobs every year during these reorganizations. Management is never cut, only non manager and blue collar workers. Everything is designed to protect upper management and most of the important work is not being done anymore in favor of tap dancing for insurance company ads on their products.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being paranoid if a person under you is doing good work. Promote people based on skill and experience rather than how often their managers eat lunch with them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Average. Lack of leadership hinders the organization to continue to be relevant in the future.

    Senior Advisor (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I worked at AARP


    Pros: Passionate colleagues and work-life balance Cons: Inept, ego driven senior management Advice to Senior Management: Provide leadership driven by empirical creativity and selflessness. More
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    So much wasted potential

    Senior Solution Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I have been working at AARP


    Pros: Great location and lots of sharp people within an amazing digital strategy group. In three years I gained a wealth of knowledge… Cons: Most of the people I grew from were not in management. No mentorship. The management varies from team to team and there are some great… Advice to Senior Management: Learn to be accountable and then teach accountability. Learn to manage as a leader with your team as a central focus as opposed to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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